Oakland school district addresses how special education will be addressed during the strike

Many parents are fretting over what to when the Oakland teachers go on strike Thursday. And the parents of special education students have even more specific worries, over transportation and medication challenges.

The district is offering some answers to help alleviate any concerns:

Supervision: Special education programs will have modified schedules and programming led by administrators who will support classified staff (e.g. paraeducators, instructional support specialists) to supervise students during the school day and have appropriate instructional materials and activities.

Transportation: The district's transportation vendor, First Student, will continue to provide transportation for all students who receive this service.

Medication: The district's medically trained paraeducators can provide medication.  The district will also be working with private nurse contractors if students need more specialized assistance.

Aides: Special education aides are expected to be at school.